Improving a photo

I thank Janet Derouin for sending me a better (lighter) version of the family portrait I had posted on this website in July. On her computer screen it had seemed too dark.  Today I have posted the lighter one, and edited the caption explaining who’s who in the photograph.

Coincidently, today is Janet’s birthday.  I had hoped by now to have made more progress on this website. Other projects and travels away from home distracted me in recent months. I’m still too busy to devote much time to this project, unfortunately.

One puzzle I haven’t solved yet is how best to display the Plates, genealogical charts, photos and other illustrations that Janet had selected to accompany the written story.  I’ll need to scan (digitize) each one, making decisions about format and quality, as well as WHERE to post each illustration. Should they all be in one big gallery?  Or posted separately by type of information?  How will the reader find the desired images?  I need to investigate options for creating/organizing galleries within a WordPress site like this.  This is new territory for me, and a bit intimidating.


I am a granddaughter of William Stanley Nichols, and great-granddaughter of Andrew Nichols. I grew up in Danvers, Mass., in the 1940's and 1950's and often visited Pine Knoll, an easy walk from our house. At Pine Knoll I played with kittens, learned to knit from cousin Marion, took piano lessons from cousin Annie, and visited with great aunts May and Margaret.

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